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The term fuga was used as far back as the Middle Ages , but was initially used to refer to any kind of imitative counterpoint, including canons , which are now thought of as distinct from fugues.
Fugal writing is found in works such as fantasias , ricercares and canzonas. Gioseffo Zarlino , a composer, author, and theorist in the Renaissance , was one of the first to distinguish between the two types of imitative counterpoint: fugues and canons which he called imitations.
The composer Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina ? It was in the Baroque period that the writing of fugues became central to composition, in part as a demonstration of compositional expertise. Fugues were incorporated into a variety of musical forms.
Keyboard suites from this time often conclude with a fugal gigue. Domenico Scarlatti has only a few fugues among his corpus of over harpsichord sonatas. The French overture featured a quick fugal section after a slow introduction.
The second movement of a sonata da chiesa , as written by Arcangelo Corelli and others, was usually fugal. The Baroque period also saw a rise in the importance of music theory. Some fugues during the Baroque period were pieces designed to teach contrapuntal technique to students. Haydn , for example, taught counterpoint from his own summary of Fux and thought of it as the basis for formal structure.
Bach's most famous fugues are those for the harpsichord in The Well-Tempered Clavier , which many composers and theorists look at as the greatest model of fugue. Bach is also known for his organ fugues, which are usually preceded by a prelude or toccata.
The Art of Fugue , BWV , is a collection of fugues and four canons on a single theme that is gradually transformed as the cycle progresses. Bach also wrote smaller single fugues and put fugal sections or movements into many of his more general works. Bach's influence extended forward through his son C. Bach and through the theorist Friedrich Wilhelm Marpurg — whose Abhandlung von der Fuge "Treatise on the fugue", was largely based on J.
Bach's work. During the Classical era , the fugue was no longer a central or even fully natural mode of musical composition. Joseph Haydn was the leader of fugal composition and technique in the Classical era. This was a practice that Haydn repeated only once later in his quartet-writing career, with the finale of his String Quartet, Op.
Some of the earliest examples of Haydn's use of counterpoint, however, are in three symphonies No. The earliest fugues, in both the symphonies and in the Baryton trios , exhibit the influence of Joseph Fux's treatise on counterpoint, Gradus ad Parnassum , which Haydn studied carefully. Haydn's second fugal period occurred after he heard, and was greatly inspired by, the oratorios of Handel during his visits to London —, — Haydn then studied Handel's techniques and incorporated Handelian fugal writing into the choruses of his mature oratorios The Creation and The Seasons , as well as several of his later symphonies, including No.
Under the employment of Archbishop Colloredo , and the musical influence of his predecessors and colleagues such as Johann Ernst Eberlin , Anton Cajetan Adlgasser , Michael Haydn , and his own father, Leopold Mozart at the Salzburg Cathedral, the young Mozart composed ambitious fugues and contrapuntal passages in Catholic choral works such as Mass in C minor, K. Leopold admonished his son openly in that he not forget to make public demonstration of his abilities in "fugue, canon, and contrapunctus" Konrad.
Later in life, the major impetus to fugal writing for Mozart was the influence of Baron Gottfried van Swieten in Vienna around Van Swieten, during diplomatic service in Berlin , had taken the opportunity to collect as many manuscripts by Bach and Handel as he could, and he invited Mozart to study his collection and encouraged him to transcribe various works for other combinations of instruments.
Mozart was evidently fascinated by these works and wrote a set of transcriptions for string trio of fugues from Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier , introducing them with preludes of his own. In a letter to his wife Constance , dated in Vienna on April 20, , Mozart recognizes that he had not written anything in this form, but moved by her interest he composed one piece, which is sent with the letter.
He begs her not to let anybody see the fugue and manifests the hope to write five more and then present them to Baron van Swieten. Regarding the piece, he said "I have taken particular care to write andante maestoso upon it, so that it should not be played fast — for if a fugue is not played slowly the ear cannot clearly distinguish the new subject as it is introduced and the effect is missed".
These included the fugues for String Quartet, K. The parts of the Requiem he completed also contain several fugues most notably the Kyrie, and the three fugues in the Domine Jesu;  he also left behind a sketch for an Amen fugue which, some believe [ who? Ludwig van Beethoven was familiar with fugal writing from childhood, as an important part of his training was playing from The Well-Tempered Clavier.
During his early career in Vienna , Beethoven attracted notice for his performance of these fugues. There are fugal sections in Beethoven's early piano sonatas, and fugal writing is to be found in the second and fourth movements of the Eroica Symphony Beethoven incorporated fugues in his sonatas, and reshaped the episode's purpose and compositional technique for later generations of composers.
Nevertheless, fugues did not take on a truly central role in Beethoven's work until his late period. The finale of Beethoven's Hammerklavier Sonata contains a fugue, which was practically unperformed until the late 19th century, due to its tremendous technical difficulty and length.
The last movement of his Cello Sonata, Op. According to Charles Rosen , p. Fugal passages are also found in the Missa Solemnis and all movements of the Ninth Symphony , except the third. A massive, dissonant fugue forms the finale of his String Quartet, Op.
Joseph Kerman , p. Sullivan , p. Retrieved May 1, Alexandernaut Official Website. Retrieved December 21, Retrieved December 22, NewBay Media. Haymarket Media Group. In a 4 voice fugue we would have subject, answer, subject, answer. The subject is the fugue's theme.
Once the subject has been presented by the soprano the alto continues with the answer. In this fugue the subject starts on C while the answer starts on a G.
The answer is the subject transported an ascending fifth or descending fourth:. This answer is a tonal answer. Here we compare the subject lower stave and the answer upper stave and we see that the answer is not always a perfect filth above. The harmony in the first 2 beats is a tonic chord, so using a D instead of a C would make a dissonant note.Video Fugue. John DeBello on Killer Tomatoes, Sour Grapes and the legend of Charles White. Posted on December 22, by FugueBurg. The filmmaking career of John DeBello (above, photo by Laura Embry for the San Diego Union-Tribune) began with a splat: the legendary no-budget horror spoof ATTACK OF THE KILLER TOMATOES! Ten years later he.